A Registered Nurse will
visit with the client and his/her family to make the initial assessment in
order to determine the client's needs for paraprofessional assistance.The Nurse will coordinate the care for the
client with his/her physician and family to provide continuity of client
care.The Nurse will then develop
a plan of care for the paraprofessional to follow.
rendered by our paraprofessionals are supervised by the Nurse to make sure
the aide is performing his/her duties as indicated by the plan of care.
Neighbors Home Care employs
Home Health Aides and Personal Care Workers.All of our Home Health Aides and Personal Care Workers must
have a valid New York State approved certificate, meet all the health
requirements per New York State regulations, and exhibit a caring and
sympathetic attitude towards working with people.Based on the initial
nursing assessment and the client's needs, a plan of care will be established
that will determine what tasks the paraprofessional will perform.
The paraprofessional is
able to assist the client with activities of daily living, which can include
bathing, shaving, toileting, dressing, mouth care, hair care, ordinary care of
nails, walking and transfer activities, grocery shopping, preparing meals and
assisting the client with eating; as well as light housekeeping duties in the
client's areas (such as changing bed linens, dusting and vacuuming, tidying the
kitchen, washing dishes, tidying the bathroom and client's bedroom, and doing
They are also able
to accompany the client to medical appointments and on errands.Although New York State regulations do
not allow paraprofessionals to administer medications, the paraprofessional can
remind the client to take his/her self-administered medications as prescribed.
are not allowed to change sterile dressings, administer an enema,
irrigate a colostomy, perform a gastric levage, administer medications,
apply heat or cold treatments, or provide any health care services not
listed on the plan of care.